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Sep 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
africa. lesotho has two significant natural resources -- diamonds -- and equally sparkling but even more precious for our planet -- water. most of lesotho's water comes from more than a dozen rivers that traverse through the country. so cross-border co-operation is key to making the most of the region's resources. a major hydroelectric power plant in the highlands covers almost all of the country's electricity needs. lesotho is now already selling water and power to south africa. and it keeps improving its water management to keep up with the growing needs of its large neighbor. >> the village of mapeleng is tucked away in the lesotho highlands. it's home to some 600 people, who live from their cattle and harvests. despite the high altitude and frequent rains, the region is fairly barren. there are few proper roads here. villagers get around by horse or donkey. nearby is one of the biggest lakes in lesotho. it wasn't always so. there used to be just a small river running through the valley. since the mid-1990s, a 185- meter-high wall was erected in the valley below mapeleng as part of th
Sep 4, 2012 8:00am EDT
that there's some new disease in africa, and you have the chutzpah to say i know i'm only 27, but i want to go there. let me go, i want to be in the middle of this adventure. where did all this gall come from? >> i'm actually a pretty timid and shy person. >> oh, yeah, right. [laughter] >> coming from flanders where my mother always said speaking is silver, silence is golden, son. anyway, i think i'm a bit different. no, first of all, i had an incredible urge for discovery from when i was a child, and when i was a teenager, i worked for a travel agency and went one month to morocco, one month to turkey at a time when there was basically no touristic infrastructure. and when i was 10, i had one goal in life, and it was get out of here, get out of my village which was kind of a very conservative flemish village. but it was a combination of this sense for adventure but also the incredible curiosity for things which was to the despair of my mother and my whole family because when i was like in this, i always asked why which drove everybody nuts, you know? that was the kind of kid i was. and
Sep 7, 2012 4:00am PDT
spanish). >> in certain places in africa this instrumentality existed. >> (speaking spanish). >> and the percussionist will play with their hands and their feet. >> (speaking spanish). >> with the african slave trade he used to be in the ports. this type of boxes. >> (speaking spanish). >> so they were sit over these big boxes and play over them. >> (speaking spanish). >> but for the blacks these type of instruments were not allowed to be played because they were too loud and for the church they will provoke movement that was not appropriate. >> (speaking spanish). >> they could also work as a form of communication with the drumming patterns. >> (speaking spanish). >> this was what was going on in africa. >> (speaking spanish). >> and from some of the sounds they used to play that we almost lost all of them we still have some that he remembers. >> (speaking spanish). >> for instance -- >> (speaking spanish). >> this means "attention be alert. something is going to happen". >> (speaking spanish). >> wake up. wake up. >> wake up, wake up. (speaking spanish). >> and this ar
Sep 15, 2012 5:00am PDT
in guatemala toxic legacy -- how south africa's coal mines contaminate the country's ground water and the nail collector -- one man's mission to make roads safer in jakarta there's still no easy answer on how we should cope with the sheer endless mountains of rubbish modern society produces. let's pick out one example -- just to keep our cars running, we globally throw away some 1.3 billion tires every year. it seems impossible to get rid of them -- unless we start using them as a resource. that's the idea being promoted by a small ngo which is using waste material -- including tires -- in an unusual recycling project. in the small town of san juan comalapa n guatemala volunteers are making buildings with materials most of us would leave exactly where they come from -- the rubbish dump. >> they're in the right place here. the hillside is covered with old tires. all this non-biodegradable waste has been left by the side of the road on illegal rubbish dumps. they collect all the old tires they can find -- either at the tire dealers or here. >> we are collecting tires to build a school. we are bu
Sep 3, 2012 11:35pm PDT
. as i discovered on a visit to africa and as you'll discover in this encore presentation. >> a storm is building over the plains of botswana. beneath it, a single mother fret is. her name is marval. it's been weeks since an invading pride mortally wounded her mate. and now they will end her cubs. she now has the most primal of decisions, fight or flight. a decision complicated by the croc-infested water that surrounds them. cubs too young to travel fast. and this family's being stalked by the big invading males and that same rival lioness from the fateful night battle, the fight that gave her the signature wound and the name silver. the last lions include some of the most incredible wildlife footage ever filmed. equally fascinating as love story the audience never sees. the one behind the camera. they are derek and beverly gilbert, filmmakers, big cat protecters and partners in every conceivable way. almost every day for 30 years, these high school sweethearts have been alone together in the wild. >> the longest we went without seeing anybody at all was 270 days, i think. then we nee
Sep 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
to focus in on a story that does not get enough attention -- africa. the imf says that six of the ten fastest growing economies in 2012 are in africa. over the past decade, according to the african development bank, the number of middle-class consumers in africa, those who spend between $2 and $20 a day, has expanded 60% to 313 million. that's about the same size as the middle classes in china and india. health is improving as well. according to the world bank, one key indicator, the death rate of children under 5, is dropping dramatically. over 5% a year in ten sub-saharan countries and over 8% in kenya, rwanda, and senegal. there are even bright spots in the reduction of graph and corruption. ghana, south africa, namibia, rwanda, and botswana each has less corruption, gets this, than italy and greece according to transparency international. governance is improving in many countries. terrorism by islamic extremists remains, but there is progress here as well. having largely driven the al qaeda-linked al shabab from mogadishu, the capital, the city is experiencing the longest period o
Sep 11, 2012 1:35am EDT
, it is a special ops unit out in different parts of africa which is where we have been filming from the last seven months so i have just come back. craig: from africa? see any rhinos? >> touchy subject. craig: they are endangered. >> yeah, they are. craig: that's why we have a rhino here. which is not a real rhino. sandra: you -- he saved me. >> did you? god bless. craig: thanks very much. i saved the gay robot skeleton as well. >> god bless you. craig: really? that's less of a god bless you than the rhino saving. >> well, you know. you know. craig: i understand. he can look after himself. >> what the hell, man? >> i like your suit. >> save me from myself? craig: hey so, you're out in africa? where were you filming in africa? >> mozambique, capetown. craig: that sounds like lot of fun. >> although it is hbo and cinemax, it is actually an english production. you brits and the south africans together and you have bedlam, really. it felt like that. i think i i'm suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder actually as a result of it. it is great good to be back in the america. everything is a little
Sep 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, there are tens of thousands of chinese, particularly in africa and other parts of the world gathering resources to feed the great dragon if you want to call it that. and how the chinese people in these foreign countries are absorbing information, education, whether they want to stay within the countries they have visited or if they pledge to dedicate it to return. so talk about the tibetan buddhists, stuff like in the scheme of this development of china. 30, 40 years southborough speared >> my major was theology and sociology, so i'm happy to make comments. although now is revolutionary in theory, he blocked the ability. he led people in the countryside had to stay in a commune. they could move to the city. and people who worked in a certain unit in the city were bonded to that unit and they couldn't move easily to other units on the housing assailed by the states. so why deng did by opening up migration, allowing people to move from the countryside to the city as they had enough food to feed the city population, completely transformed a society that had been really rigid and locked in to one t
Sep 10, 2012 12:00am EDT
of leaders around the world in latin america in africa, and with president bush and blair, and i was really against the war, with every fiber of my being, and wondering, how do we stop this? but it became obvious it was unstoppable, but i was relieved that the council did not give approval for the war. it would have been a disaster. for the united nations. i know at the time americans were upset that the u.n. and the council had not supported the war, but i think today many americans understand why, and perhaps appreciate that the council the u.n. took the right decision. >> host: what was the tone of your conversations with president bush at the end there? >> guest: it was of the -- he was determined to act. he was determined to take action. he was determined to ensure that saddam hussein does not give the u.n. and international community run-around anymore. so he was absolutely determined, and also convinced that he was taking the right decision. >> host: was it -- angry? >> guest: no, he was firm. a bit of impatience. but i wouldn't say he was angry in the conversations with me. >> host:
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Sep 16, 2012 3:47pm EDT
is referring to president obama's half-brother that is living in squalor in africa. >> it's very interesting how the media has tried to ignore this. because such enormous success at box office they haven't been able to ignore it for long. the box office receipts are pretty good. hollywood is absolutely, i think they have no idea what to make of this film but it's interesting when you have a political documentary saying something or michael moore, "nightline" did some stories and some of the other movies they called him an american populist in the grand tradition. when they were covering 2016 they denigrated it, they disregarded it and they mocked it. >> jon: they loved michael moore gets invited on the tonight show. >> wins academy awards. [ laughter ] >>> what he is tapping in to the media have let obama emerge to becoming president, for decades 6 his life are virtual unknowns. all his pot smoking group in high school none of them are being interviewed. any reporter or digger or documentary, they do take the trouble to do the work, automatically gets attention. the gang of 500 doesn't want
Sep 23, 2012 5:00am PDT
to our first break a new club in south africa and new or appear in the bay area in different parts of the world in different ends of the quieter and as research of start before we go to the brink what was growing up in south africa like a jewish committee coming to the high holy days >>> they had a vibrant jewish committee her little smaller than when i was growing up and had excellent jewish day schools and excellent synagogues in the sense of a wide number of them and that on the have wonderful memories of this year's growing up in south africa. i lived in a neighborhood with some new friends there and so many children and i knew all the parents and all of the very best of memories and pleased to be able to say the committee itself as for a stroll on to issues zionism a mother was born here my father enough yet and they brought to the country a strong feeling for jewish education and also a strong feeling for zionism that permeated the out the community so when it came to a celebration of israel's but they the entire community turned up in that the indication of that type of jew
Sep 23, 2012 11:00am EDT
about bosnia and africa and more of the book "interventions" in just a moment to the kofi annan. regard to take a quick break. >> guest: thank you. >> on the go? "after words" is available via pot test. visit and click pot test. select which what you would like to download and listen to "after words" when you travel. >> host: before the break we were talking about rwanda and somalia and weather in cases where there is not a national security interest of a major power, crisis. of course a year-and-a-half after rwanda we had the massacre . a little different because it was in the heart of europe and there was more of a security interest in the european powers involved. >> you're absolutely right. bastille was deferred. bosnia had the attention. bosnia had forces required that rwanda did not have. the issues between the member states, the europeans had deployed troops to the un peacekeeping and subsequently nato. leaving. rather cynical, and they kept the u.n. peacekeepers hostage. this really unnerved the governments. saw another aspect of peacekeeping. we did not prepare the p
Sep 16, 2012 12:00pm EDT
with lots of leaders around the world [inaudible] that america in africa and [inaudible] i was against the war with every fiber of my being how do we stop it. it became obvious that was unstoppable. i was relieved by the counsel did not give for the war. it would have been disaster for the united nations. i know, the time americans were set, that the urn u.n. and the counsel had not supported the war. i think today many americans on understand why and perhaps appreciate that the counsel and the u.n. took the right decision. >> what was the to be of your conversation with president bush at the end there? >> guest: that he was determined to act. he was determined to take action. he was determined to ensure that saddam hussein does not give the u.n. and the international community run around anymore. he was absolutely determined, and also convinced that he was taking the right decision. >> was he angry? glfg no. he was firm. i wouldn't say he was angry in the conversations with me. let's talk about peace keeping. it's something you spent a lot of time on as well. it's something that you s
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Sep 14, 2012 3:00pm PDT
and laid the deteriorating situation in north africa and the middle east at the president's feet. >> only by the confident exercise of american influence are eel and violence overcome -- evil and violence overcome. that's how we keep problems abroad from becoming crisis. that is what keeps the peace. that is what we will have in a romney-ryan administration. >> romney is escalating the economic attack. he opposes the fed's new qe3 stimulus attempt to jump-start growth a third time by what romney says amounts to a short-term sugar high by printing more money. more proof of how bad the obama economy has gotten. >> there will not be a second term. we can't afford him for a second term. >> linking foreign policy to domestic job losses, romney accused the president of being soft on china unfair trade and labor practices and costing ohio hundreds of thousands of jobs. >> this cannot go on. i'll call china a currency manipulator and stop them in their tracks from killing american jobs. >> senior romney foreign policy and political aides say he is not backing away from, nor toning down his critic
Sep 23, 2012 6:30pm EDT
harbors. the whole coast of africa, thousands of miles, relatively few good harbors which hindered africa's development, but the east coast was packed with them, and the united states, the continental core of the u.s. was the last resource rich part of the zone that was settled and waterways flowing in a convenient east-west fashion than the rest of the world's waterways combined. so i'm saying that americans -- we're important not only because of their ideas and their democracy but because of where we happen to live as well, and so that's why these things, like mountains matter. the himalayas matter. they have allowed india and china to develop into who completely disstink great world civilizations without having much to do with each other, through long periods of history. >> so let's take that image that you offered of america, this amazingly suitable geographical place with all these great natural harbors and rivers that run the right way, but that was true for thousands of years, and did not lead to the development in what we think of as the united states, to great civilization, outre
Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
in africa, coke also announce add partnership with venture dean kamen, developed a water pure physician system that coke will use to address the global water crisis. joining me is muhtar kent of coca-cola, gabriel jaramillo director of the global fund and dean kamen, founder and president of da resech and development corporation, i am pleased to have them here, full disclosure, coca-cola has been a supporter of this program for many years and i begin with muhtar kent. >> tell me how you view this sort of, in terms of what coca-cola does or what you see beyond coca-cola as the possibilities of private public collaboration. >> or private ngo collaboration. >> yes. charlie, first, i am really pleased to be with both gabriel and dean here today, two great leaders in their own right and very proud to partner with them on solving societal, buying societal issues around the world. and i think, first, one general comment, buying, large societal challenges, opportunities in the world today can, in my opinion only be solved by what i call the golden triangle at work, the golden triangle at work m
Sep 27, 2012 12:00am PDT
it was the right thing to do? there is countenance issues. for instance, black africa, we are good friend of black africa. we think that africa-- black africa is the country of the future. and we have a relationship-- i forget right now, which is not to say-- it's good for europe as well, which is a major subject for everybody. as you know, we are trying saiment to be serious in terms of public finance, and to foster dproact so as far as that is concerned, i don't think there has been a big change in our relation. europe, africa, we insist what is sustainable development. >> rose: let me stay with you for a second. you are the most quotable person in french politics. >> nobody is perfect. glie what's amazing about you and i have known you under a while and have followed your career in and out of government as the youngest prime minister, 34 ahead of the budget, wanted to be president, fair to say? thought about running. supported dominic strauss-kahn, said some things that were not necessarily attractive of-- shall i condition-- and then all of a sunday during the campaign, you're representing-- y
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Sep 29, 2012 2:30pm EDT
clinton suggested that the consulate attack in benghazi involved the al-qaeda affiliate in north africa it was like will goly the work of the terrorist group. that admission led to many questions what took the administration so long with john mccain and lindsay graham issuing this statement. we recognize that al-qaeda involvement in the terrorist attack that killed four americans is an inconvenient truth for a president that claims to be destroying al-qaeda. but it's not too much to ask why the administration has taken so long to state what appeared obvious on what really happened on september 11th, 2012. we're a back with our panel. so given all that we've learned in the last couple of weeks. how big a security failure was that attack on the consulate? >> it was far bigger than this administration is willing to admit. we knew the security situation in benghazi was getting out of control. there were attack on the british consulate which was closed and there with a attacks on convoy and attacks on the u.s. consulate, too. there were reports out of benghazi. u.s. issued a statement in aug
Sep 18, 2012 2:30pm PDT
controversial police shootings of striking workers at mine in south africa. >> leaders are also expected to discuss the further strengthening of better ties. european union is the largest trading partner for south africa and 90% of their trade was liberalized agreed to agree that with bmw. >> shiny new bmws have become a popular status symbol for the burgeoning black middle class. the doorman long in this show room. they sell some 60 brand-new models a month. -- they don't remain long in this show room. >> aspiring people, people doing well in their business or well on the corporate ladder and people who are up and coming, black people have done well for themselves and becoming better people. >> >> the powerful status symbols are manufactured right here in south africa. this young man is working in frame and body construction. he has been on a full-time contract for one year and makes 800 euros a month. he used to do the job as a low- paid temporary worker. >> the only difference is now i know i'm on a contract. i can be able to satisfy my needs in order to buy my needs. that's the only
Sep 27, 2012 2:30pm PDT
the greenback, trading at a value of $1.2915. >> industrial action continues to spread across south africa's mining sector, and concern is growing about the impact of the economy there. traders are also eyeing possible impact on the price of gold. >> among the affected companies, the world's third largest producer of gold, and it employs 35,000 people in south africa. most of them have now walked off the job. >> the striking south african miners are determined to get more money for their grim job. theirs is a physically demanding task fraught with danger, and they say only the rich mine owners benefit from their efforts. >> we work underground, and it is extremely hot down there, but we are not paid enough money. >> to put it bluntly, we want money. if management does not accept our demands, the strike will go on indefinitely. >> miners are among the worst- paid workers in south africa. the growing strikes followed unrest in the platinum industry. in august, clashes at a platinum mine left over 40 dead, 34 shot by police. the company finally agreed to wage hikes of up to 22%, but now gold,
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